More often than not, Photoshop can completely ruin magazine covers for us, butInterview should’ve considered using a little on its February 2016 cover. Casting to the side our copies featuring the now controversial shoot with Kylie Jenner for December/January, we welcome the sight of something different. American actor Owen Wilson appears before the lens of photographer Gregory Harris for a gritty, unretouched shoot with harsh lighting.
Our forum members were far from impressed. “I want to like it but I can’t. There’s something about the contrast that hurts my eyes,” ranted MON immediately.
“He looks really rough. I don’t think that high contrast was a good idea,” added MyNameIs. (more…)
Standard fashion shows are so last season. Kanye West is hosting a premiere event this Fashion Week at which he’ll celebrate his album release and debut Yeezy Season 3 at the same time. Oh, and it’s being held at Madison Square Garden because of course it is.
Contemporary artist Vanessa Beecroft will perform, Wavesor Swishor So Help Me Good will blast from the sound system and there will most certainly be a Kardashian sighting. So what did West charge for the Fashion Week event of a lifetime? A mere $50-$135 for the people lucky enough to get a ticket. The show sold out in just ten minutes.
THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS WE SOLD MADISON SQUARE GARDEN OUT IN 10 MINUTES!!!
We’re forever calling out Harper’s Bazaar for serving up cover after cover with the same old formula. But we need to give credit where it’s due and this month, Bazaar thankfully switches up its roster of cover photographers by tapping Jean-Paul Goude to capture the magazine’s March 2016 cover subject. Drew Barrymore is the publication’s latest conquest, shot by the legendary French photographer for a series of unconventional fashion photos. On the newsstand cover (pictured below), the actress wears an eye-catching white gown — but that’s not exactly what caught our attention.
Members of our forums could not hold their tongues for long. “She’s been sporting these thicker eyebrows lately and I’m not sure they’re flattering to her,” acknowledged t-rex straight away.
“There is indeed something off with her face, those eyebrows are not working,” laughed Nymphaea. (more…)
There’s a trend brewing and, for once, it involves keeping your clothes on. The Pirelli calendar chose to celebrate women of note instead of women in the nude this year. And Playboy just released a non-nude issue for the first time in its 62-year history.
The SFW issue was a long time coming. In August, Playboy changed its website to a work-safe version and enjoyed an increase in unique visitors. In October, the brand announced the shift toward non-nude images in print. Their reasoning? The abundance of porn available on the Internet, and competition from other magazines.
The March 2016 issue ushers in a new chapter in Playboy history with a fresh, non-nude “take on photographing the world’s most beautiful women,” according to a press release. But the magazine is still sexy. Snapchat/Instagram star Sarah McDaniel fronts its social media-inspired cover in a revealing photo shot “from a boyfriend’s perspective,” she said. Dree Hemingway (Mariel Hemingway’s daughter) has the honor of being the March playmate, and artist/model Myla Dalbesio took her own steamy photos for the issue.
Playboy is hoping the shift from full-frontal nudity will help generate sales. A SFW issue means “mainline newsstand placement and increased distribution” which may boost its print circulation from a mere 800,000 (for reference, they had 5.6 million subscribers in 1975 according to The Huffington Post). Apparently, sex doesn’t sell after all.
She’s one of the hottest and most in-demand models working in the fashion industry today. Period. As the face of both Balenciaga and Hugo Boss this season, Anna Ewers graces the March cover of her native Vogue Germany. With last year’s fabulous five covers still fresh in our minds, the German bombshell looks fantastic before the lens of Patrick Demarchelier. In the stunning portrait shot, Anna wears a dramatic red outfit and with a bit of wind in her hair, we’re sold once again.
Members of our forums were in awe…at first. “Stunning cover, looks like a vintage cover of a magazine, like Vogue from the 80s,” applauded burbuja8910.
“Good cover. At first I was thinking how five covers last March were enough, but I don’t mind this one either,” confessed Srdjan. (more…)
Chris Martin isn’t letting claims of cultural appropriation in his latest video with Beyoncé get him down. Ahead of his upcoming Superbowl performance, the Coldplay frontman was silly as ever in a taping of Carpool Karaoke that aired last night on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
And while no one can top Adele’s edition (or One Direction for that matter), Chris Martin sure comes close. After bumming a ride to his Super Bowl performance, Martin runs through famous tunes like Yellow, an amazing cover of David Bowie’s Heroes and a hilarious impersonation of Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger.
Song covers aside, Chris Martin’s Carpool Karaoke segment is unlike any other. The twosome stop at a lemonade stand, a gas station and a motel where Corden ends up singing Martin to sleep as they cuddle (we’re serious). And they’re forced to continue the carpool session on a bike once their ride gets stolen. That happened. Watch the hilarious 15-minute clip above.